In this week's edition of the week that was for McGill Athletics the McGill Tribune Sports team looks at Martlet and Redmen soccer
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Freshman – Arts
In his first two games with McGill, Max Murdoch has racked up a team-high 11 points. His offensive explosion was highlighted by a hat-trick in his CUFLA debut on Friday night against Concordia. He would finish that game with a whopping seven points on three goals and four assists. The 6’4”, 215 pound Murdoch is a big reason why McGill is currently 2-0 with a league-leading +33 goal differential through just two games.
Senior – Sciences
With McGill down 18-10 in the second half, Caroline Suchorski reeled off four unanswered tries in under 30 minutes to propel the Martlets past the Martlets for their first win of the season. The veteran centre was held in check in McGill’s season-opening loss to Laval, but with her team in need of a jolt, she broke out for a hat-trick. With All-Star Brianna Miller lost to graduation, the Martlets will rely heavily on Suchorski’s veteran presence.
The Redmen had a topsy-turvy week, losing 4-0 to Concordia in the season opener on Friday and then dismantling defending RSEQ champions Sherbrooke 5-0 two days later. McGill shared the ball against Sherbrooke; they completed 69 per cent of their 495 passes—214 more passes than their opposition—and five different players scored. Roberto Bonalumi, who assisted Conor O’Loughlin for the third goal, was named player-of-the-game.
Sophomore striker Audrey-Ann Coughlan and senior forward Daphnee Morency-Roussin led the way as the Martlets easily handled the Concordia Stingers in the season opener on Friday. Senior forward Rebecca Green, who was among the team’s leaders in every offensive category last season, rounded out the scoring with a late goal. Junior goalkeeper Cassandra Fafalios faced three shots and saved them all to record a shutout. The martlets were unable to continue the momentum on Sunday, falling to Sherbrooke 3-1 in their home opener.
(Photos courtesy of berecruited.com and McGill Athletics)